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    Original T-Bag Designs

    One of a kind handmade products using recycled tea bags as works of art!  Tea bags are dried, emptied then painted! Each artist has their own style and  patterns. These miniature works of art are then applied to stationary, wooden trays, coasters, wall decor and more. For a group of previously disadvantaged people in Hout Bay, Cape Town, one cup of tea has indeed provided community, love, excitement, financial security and hope.

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    Gallery South

    Gallery South is a unique boutique museum and gallery representing politically and spiritually rich work by South African art masters largely ignored during the apartheid years, alongside curated contemporary exhibitions of internationally prominent and emerging artists from Johannesburg, Venda, southern Africa and the continent more widely. Ideally located two minutes’ walk from Muizenberg’s Blue Flag beach and surfers’ mecca. Enjoy original art when you stay at Sea B&B, inspired by the town’s art deco history, behind the gallery in the historic village. 18 – 20 Church St, Muizenberg. info@seabnb.captown www.seabnb.capetown

  • Rupert Museum

    20thc South African art, modern French tapestries and international sculptures.

  • G2 Art

    This contemporary gallery is set in the vibrant heart of the city. Showcasing a wide range of original contemporary art by South African artists. G2 Art offers an exciting range of diverse and affordable painting, sculpture and mixed media for discerning buyers. There is originality and quality in each artwork.

  • Zeitz MOCAA

    The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) is the first major museum of contemporary art in Africa. Over a hundred galleries are filled with thousands of magnificent and thought-provoking artworks from across the African continent. A must visit.

  • The South African Jewish Museum

    The South African Jewish Museum is a visual interactive and high tech museum representing the story of the Jews of South Africa, their origins and contributions. Gift shop and Café Riteve.

  • Iziko South African National Gallery

    Important collection of South African and international art. The Hyman Liberman Memorial Doors, carved by Herbert Vladimir Meyerowitz, honour Mayor Liberman, who championed the establishment of the gallery and was a generous philanthropist. The doors represent ‘Hebrew Migration from Many Lands’, ‘Arrival in the Land of Peace and Prosperity’ and ‘Rebecca at the Well’. The bas-relief sculpture over the main entrance to the Gallery was carved by his wife Eva Meyerowitz, the famed scholar of West African art. The bas relief panels above the doors to each room were also carved by Meyerowitz. The Alfred de Pass collection of English and French paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints donated between 1926 and 1949, and a room named after him, commemorate this benefactor. Iziko SANG also houses the collection of Italian drawings donated by Lady Michaelis in 1930.

  • Iziko Slave Lodge

    Between 1679 and 1811, this windowless building was filled to the brim with slaves – many of them women. The ‘lodge’ was also used as a prison, mental asylum and unofficial brothel. It is said that in those days ‘women in the Cape were few, but slaves were plenty.’ It is now an Iziko Museum and amongst the displays is an exhibition on the story of tshwetshwe – a fabric that is synonymous with traditional black women’s fashion.

  • Watershed

    Explore a world of African innovation, craft and design – all under one roof. The newly renovated and ingeniously re-imagined Watershed is a physical manifestation of Africa’s characteristic culture and philosophy. Hosting over 300 names in local design and over 150 traders selling a wide variety of locally produced, handcrafted products, the Watershed offers something to appeal to every creative-at-heart. Visit the Watershed and discover a myriad of locally sourced and produced art and crafts, from design and furniture to fashion and jewellery. Your shopping experience will not be complete without popping into the dedicated Wellness Centre on the mezzanine level, for a selection of treatments and wellness products.

  • Taunina

    Celebrated for its iconic hand-embroidered teddy bears, Taunina is a luxury atelier synonymous with timeless artistry and social upliftment. Based in South Africa, the company employs women from disadvantaged communities to craft its one-of-a-kind heirlooms. Each creation is unique, designed and embellished by a single artist over a period of four to seven days.  The rare beauty of a Taunina collection piece lies in the opportunity it affords a woman in need to use her traditional artistry and cultural heritage to provide for her family and be recognised for her exceptional artistic skill. Taunina signature teddy bears have become coveted collectors’ items around the world. Each creation is a work of art, a talisman to be passed from one generation to the next. It is a gift that changes lives.  The name Taunina is an anagram of the Sotho word ’tau’, meaning ’lion’, and ’NINA’, an acronym for ’No Income, No Assets’. Taunina gives women who were once without income and assets the power to become lions of their own destinies.

  • Iziko Bertram House

    The last remaining example of the Georgian style red brick housesvwhich were once common in Cape Town.

  • Ebony City Centre

    Exclusive local design stands alongside classic and contemporary fine art in EBONY CURATED’s three gallery spaces; the resulting atmosphere is one that simultaneously exudes energy and elegance. Sourcing artwork from across South Africa and rest of the African continent, EBONY CURATED’s art and design collection is engaging and vibrant, with a distinctly African twist.

  • Kalk Bay Modern

    Kalk Bay Modern is an eclectic space that serves as a creative platform for contemporary artists, photographers, ceramists, designers and other creatives from the Southern African region. They specialise in affordable art, art editions and San Bushman art. The gallery also features a select range of ceramics, textiles and selected high quality crafts and jewellery. Expert framing offered.

  • Hout Bay Trading Store

    This interesting 19th century cottage is charming and well worth a visit, whether you are searching for an unusual gift, or an item to complete a collection. It offers so much more than a stroll down memory lane.

  • Church Street

    First stop on this bustling strip is The Gallery Shop. It’s owned by Lorin Strieman who has an unfailing eye for beautiful and orginal hand made goodies – jewellery, accessories, artefacts made mainly by women’s groups from South Africa and Africa.  The rest of the street has a great mix of art galleries and street traders amongst them queen of the vintage vendors, Brenda Scarrett, who for years ran the much loved Second Time Around shop in Long Street (still in business btw!). Find her on the corner of Long and Church Streets, at her stall selling Cape collectables and memorabilia. On the same corner, pop into MeMeMe established by Doreen Southwood and across the road Mungo and Jemima, owned by Kirsty Bannerman and Marian Park-Ross, both super spots for proudly South African and stylish fashion from local designers. Further down Long St, itself dotted with funky fashion outlets, you’ll find the African Women Craft Market.  As the name suggests it’s a cornucopia of beaded, woven, painted and sculpted craft. Three stories of meandering indoor market filled with a rainbow of baskets, bracelets, boots and pretty much every accessory known to womankind. And if you’ve got the time there are Read more [...]

  • Head on Design

    Made from natural and often recycled materials, the sculptures are eco-friendly and exude an Afro-chic elegance. With over ten animals in various sizes, Head on Design explores the concept of loving or loathing animal trophies. Certain sculptures focus on endangered wildlife issues and are part of co-founder Joanna Orr’s Conscious Art movement.

  • Mervyn Gers Ceramics

    All aspects of the design, including the shapes, images, colours and patterns, are done on the premises of their studio in Paarden Eiland, just ten minutes from the centre of Cape Town. The studio mixes glazes to suit each piece and prints its own transfers in-house — which means if you can imagine it, there’s every chance that Mervyn Gers Ceramics can design it!

  • Carole Nevin Designs

    The collection has grown over the years from table linen, kitchen linen, ceramics and candles to original fabric by metreage; both handpainted and handprinted. The superb quality and originality of our products are much sought after by tourists buying that special gift to remind them of their wonderful stay in South Africa; as well as by locals, game lodges and the hospitality industry.

  • Amalie Comrie Jewellery Studio

    Amalie Comrie makes unique pieces of jewellery, spoons and other objects in silver and various other materials such as pearls, precious stones and beads. She personally designs and manufactures each piece herself. Inspired by nature, her jewellery is uniquely hand crafted, using oxidising and surface treatment techniques. Although each piece is unique, similar pieces can be made to order.

  • Liesel Trautman

    Liesel Trautman makes beautiful porcelain homeware. Each item is individually finished with loving care and attention to detail. The result: Cups, plates, jugs, vases and bowls that transcends its functionality.

  • Monkeybiz

    Founded in the early 90’s by ceramicist Barbara Jackson, this creative beadwork project produces the most original artefacts – from bags and badges to exotic creatures that are to be found in galleries, museums and personal collections all over the world. Biz works with over 450 women beaders from the surrounding townships most of whom operate from home.